VIPRE Email Security

Enterprise Spam + Virus Protection

Email security software for Exchange featuring world-class antivirus, antispam, and a powerful, granular attachment filter.

Email security moves to the next generation with antivirus, malware protection and antispam software for Microsoft Exchange Server. The time required to manage Exchange has become a highly important cost factor. Ninja takes HALF the admin time compared to other products.

» No more spam, viruses and bad attachments
» Very low cost per user, save 50% budget
» Runs in thousands of production sites world-wide
» Multiple engines for anti-spam and antivirus
» Flexible policy-based SMART attachment filtering

Dedicated Image-spam engine

What is VIPRE Email Security?

Save 50% in both time and budget over your current product with multiple-award winner Ninja Email Security. Redmond Magazine 2008 Editors' Choice: "Low-Maintenance Magic".

Need Exchange email security against the never ending waves of spam, malware, viruses, spyware, phishing and zero-day attacks? There are thousands of Exchange servers that run Ninja! It received Redmond Magazine 2008 Editors' Choice in the 'Low-Maintenance Magic' category with: "Sunbelt's Ninja stealthily keeps your email clean and healthy."

» Ninja takes HALF THE ADMIN TIME compared to other email security software, and has a lower cost per user
» New V2.1 now includes Disclaimers! (at the end of the page you'll find all the V2.1 features)
» Antispam, antivirus, anti-phishing, antispyware, malware protection and more plug-ins coming.
» A new, third-generation future-proof plug-in architecture
» First flexible policy-based SMART attachment filtering
Tired of using separate security products on your Exchange server?

Using separate products for antispam, antiphishing, antivirus, attachment filtering, malware protection and disclaimers? Maybe it's time to switch to an easy to manage, 'all-in-one' integrated and 100% policy-based email security product. Ninja Email Security Software helps you to fight spam, viruses, trojans, phishing, spyware, malware and other messaging security threats like 'zero-day attacks', and at the same time increase Exchange reliability. Sunbelt also recently introduced the new Sunbelt Exchange Archiver which works seamlessly with Ninja.

Ninja Email Security is a third generation, policy-based messaging security framework that provides you as a system admin with an easy to use weapon to enforce email security polices with an iron fist. Ninja protects your network against spam, phishing, viruses and other messaging security threats, and provides you with unparalleled flexibility and reliability at the same time. Redmond Magazine recently tested it, and explains the benefits of having an all-in-one solution with best-of-breed benefits. Read the very positive review here!

"With Ninja I can block inbound zips from the outside only, or if I want, inbound exes from the outside only... by policy! No other email security product allowed me to do that. And Ninja is already VERY helpful in quarantining the attachments that have always gotten past us before" - G.K., System Administrator
Very Low Overhead - Improved Reliability
Ninja's new advanced framework integrates smoothly and perfectly with Exchange and will not drain resources. You can run this on practically any Exchange server and you will not feel the pain. The code is highly optimized for low CPU and disk access resources. Sunbelt is a Gold Certified Microsoft Developer and the Ninja code was developed with consulting from Microsoft. Having just one product that 'does it all' on your exchange server improves reliability.
Takes HALF the time to administer & lower cost per user
To understand organizations' perceptions about various email management systems, Sunbelt Software engaged Osterman Research to survey organizations that are using five different email management systems. The resulting white paper presents the findings of that survey, comparing Sunbelt Software's Ninja Email Security Software with an average of the other four systems. Read this white paper to see how the research has demonstrated that Ninja is rated very highly by users relative to other email management products with which it competes and can be managed at a lower cost per user than other email management systems.
Provides a layered security approach
Ninja gives you several security layers for message inspection, cleansing and management. By using multiple scanning engines for both spam and viruses, while integrating other messaging security rules, all treatment of messages occurs at the server, not at your end-user's workstation – no client software needed, and all modules play nice together. Ninja is the powerful combination of 'best-of-breed' and 'all-in-one'!
Server-based disclaimer functionality
Ninja's new disclaimer plug-in delivers functionality to include global and user-based disclaimers for all outbound email for Exchange 2000 and 2003. Administrators have the ability to configure policy-based disclaimers based on specific users, groups, domains, or public folders. User-based disclaimers enable users to adjust their disclaimer statements according to a specific user or department. Ninja also prevents multiple disclaimers when replying or forwarding and gives administrators the ability to allow users to bypass the disclaimer on a per email basis.

Additionally, disclaimer templates are included to allow easy set up of disclaimers using HTML or plain text. Template samples include legal disclaimers, virus warning disclaimers, copyright disclaimers, and more. New reports are also available that provide detailed information on the use of disclaimers within the organization.
Unique and Powerful SMART™ Attachment Filtering
Unlike legacy security products that filter at the gateway, Ninja's Suspicious Mail Attachment Removal Technology™ (SMART) is the first policy-based attachment filter that filters all attachments based on email direction– inbound, outbound or within the organization. Additionally, it actually looks inside many types of files to determine their true identity, as opposed to just relying on file extensions.

This means that simply renaming a ".exe" file to a ".txt" will not fool the Ninja attachment filter and functions as an important zero-day attack protection. It is policy-based so Admins can create different settings for users and groups of users so you have a 100% detection and removal of possible malicious attachments while at the same time allowing policy level exceptions for outbound and internal traffic. The Antivirus and Attachment Filtering plug-ins together are highly effective, with extremely low overhead.

Policy-based plug-in management
Ninja's plugin architecture was designed with flexibility and extendability in mind. That way you get a robust messaging framework that enables you to manage your entire messaging security. You can create customizable policies utilizing Ninja's integrated plug-in management.

Ninja will initially support plug-ins for anti-spam/antiphishing, anti-virus, and attachment filtering. The messaging security framework is built to accommodate the integration of additional plug-ins in the future which will include content filtering, content auditing, and more. The current protection engines are:

» Antispam Software: Multi-engine support, provided by Cloudmark and Sunbelt (integrated antiphishing)
» Antivirus Software: Multi-engine support, provided by Authentium and BitDefender

With extensive policy creation capabilities, you can create custom policies for groups of users or a single user using Active Directory. You can set parameters based on user and/or organizational requirements. If you wish, you can simply associate all users with Ninja's default plug-in polices and have a powerful messaging protection solution in place in just a few minutes. Or, you can create separate policy templates for different groups or individuals. And, you don't have to set up and maintain lists of blocked IP addresses and constantly create all sorts of custom rules. You have the flexibility to fine tune the aggressiveness of detection for all messaging plug-ins.

Fast deployment in Exchange 2000, 2003 and 2007 environments
Ninja's management console enables you to install, configure and manage your full messaging security from one central location. Designed as an MMC snap-in, deployment is simple with a minimum of configuration effort needed. Ninja seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Exchange and provides spam, phishing, virus, file attachment and malware protection. Additionally, Ninja makes it easy to create policies across multiple messaging plug-ins with its MMC interface.
Sorts automatically to user's quarantine folder
For its antispam plug-in, Ninja utilizes multiple detection capabilities including RBL technology, Cloudmark's spam engine, and the award-winning Sunbelt spam engine. This plug-in delivers superior spam detection using heuristic functionality with signature lookup capabilities. Ninja can be configured to delete, quarantine, add Subject line identification, or send to a custom quarantine folder in the end user's Exchange mailbox.

Custom rules capabilities gives you the ability to control spam and any other kind of email. You can supplement the spam detection engine with a variety of rules created on a number of email message properties (such as body, sender IP, header, or subject).

With the ability to strip HTML content prior to scanning, as well as an option to add cumulative points for words or phrases that appear multiple times in a single message, you can control how email is scored based on your custom rule selections.
Supports Sender Policy Framework and 'Auto-whitelisting'
With the increasing number of phishing attacks, identifying legitimate email addresses from spoofed addresses is important. Using the SPF, users are able to test whether a specific email originated from its claimed domain. Ninja allows users to participate in SPF, helping reduce the risk of phishing and fraudulent email. Auto-whitelist functionality automatically adds outgoing mail recipients. This greatly reduces false positives. Unlike other products that have just a single block and allow list for the server, Ninja has individual block and allow list for each user.
Aggressive virus detection and elimination.
Ninja uses multiple industrial strength antivirus engines to scan inbound and outbound email. With two antivirus plug-ins included, you dramatically reduce your chances of infection. You can set scanning parameters at the policy level including per-policy scanning that allows you to disinfect and/or quarantine pieces of an email, essentially breaking apart the email message and only quarantining infected files instead of stripping all attachments. You can also allow for quarantine and unquarantine actions at the policy level and set per-policy notifications to other key contacts within your organization. Additionally, both sender and receiver notifications can be set for any viral activity detected.

With this layered approach, Ninja not only quarantines and cleans viruses but also blocks potentially hazardous file attachments and looks for common virus signatures during the scanning process including inspection within compressed files such as RAR and ZIP files within emails. Ninja automatically checks for updates to the virus definition files ensuring the best possible virus protection.
Email content inspection and attachment filtering.
Using Ninja's powerful policy-based attachment cleansing capabilities, you can configure inspection and filtering on a per-policy basis. Ninja's intelligent Suspicious Mail Attachment Removal Technology™ (SMART) filter scans the header of a file to verify that an attachment is what it says it is and has not just been renamed. No more renaming .exe files to get around the filters.

You can set rules based on users and file types that enable you to quarantine potentially harmful content or attachments by files extension including .doc, .exe, .dll, .pdf, visual basic scripts and more. No other messaging solution in the industry utilizes the advanced 'Ninja Logic' directional and source level control policies to manage your attachment filtering!
Configurable reporting options for all plug-ins.
Ninja delivers system reporting for all plug-ins with a set of pre-defined reports with the ability to generate custom reports based on individual needs. The database-driven reporting engine can generate reports with information at the system, group, and/or user level. You can choose reporting options to show the number of inbound mail messages scanned, number of spam deleted or marked, number of viruses intercepted, number of filters triggered, percentage of viruses by name, and more.
World-class Technical Support
Email has become a mission-critical application, and Exchange is now a mature and reliable platform. You cannot afford downtime. Ninja was carefully and from "the ground up" designed as a highly reliable application, which does not get in the way of delivering email even if Ninja itself stops functioning. Sunbelt is very close to its customers, and we guarantee world-class tech support for Ninja, with 24/7 options if you require. We also host a Ninja Users Forum where you can discuss Ninja's features, specs and any questions you may have with other Ninja users and Sunbelt's Tech Support Team.

Ninja Email Security Hardware and OS Requirements

Ninja Email Security Operation System Requirements for:
» Exchange 2000/2003
» Exchange 2007 (64bit)
Requirement Recommendation

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server or Windows 2000 Datacenter Server with SP3 or later

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition or Small Business Server 2003

Windows XP Professional SP1 for Client Tools

.NET Framework 2.0

MDAC 2.8 SP1

Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 SP3 or Microsoft Exchange 2003 SP1 & SP2 (Ninja is not supported on Exchange servers with Microsoft Outlook installed)

Windows Server 2003, Windows XP professional SP2 for client tools

Intel Pentium or compatible 1Ghz or higher processor

Intel Pentium or compatible 2.4Ghz processor

768 megabytes (MB) of RAM

1GB of RAM

100MB on the hard disk where you install Ninja

Additional disk space as needed for the quarantine store.

CD drive

VGA or higher resolution monitor

Microsoft Mouse or compatible input device

Disk partitions must be formatted for the NTFS file system. This requirement applies to:

  • System partition
  • Partition storing Ninja binaries
  • Partitions containing quarantine store files
  • Partitions containing database files
The following table outlines operating system requirements for Ninja Email Security on Exchange 2007 ONLY.

Windows 2008, Windows 2003 Server R2 64 bit, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition or Small Business Server 2008
Windows XP Professional SP1 for client tools
.NET Framework 2.0
MDAC 2.8 SP1
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 or greater, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport Role, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 MailBox Role

Windows Server 2003 Server R2 64 bit
.NET Framework 2.0

Intel Pentium or compatible 1Ghz or higher processor

Intel Pentium or compatible 2.4Ghz processor



100MB - Additional space is needed to store quarantined items.

CD drive

SVGA or higher

Microsoft Mouse or compatible input device

Disk partitions must be formatted for the NTFS file system. This requirement applies to:

  • System partition
  • Partition storing Ninja binaries
  • Partitions containing quarantine store files
  • Partitions containing database files